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    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months
    Dec16

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months

    The leaders of the European Union during a summit December 15 agreed to extend economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, Reuters tweeted. ”BREAKING: EU leaders agree on extension of economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine for six months: diplomats,” Reuters wrote on Twitter. As reported earlier, the...

    Civilian areas in Donbas come under Russian militant fire twice in last day
    Dec16

    Civilian areas in Donbas come under Russian militant fire twice in last day

    Civilian areas in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, came under militant fire twice in the last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Militants attacked civilian areas twice. The village of Maiorsk was shelled with the use of small arms, while mortars, anti-aircraft guns and heavy machine guns were...

    Ukrzaliznytsya website hacked on order from Russia – Infrastructure Minister
    Dec15

    Ukrzaliznytsya website hacked on order from Russia – Infrastructure Minister

    Today`s ddos-attack on a data network of Ukrzaliznytsia was performed by Ukrainian hackers on the order of an unidentified person from St. Petersburg, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan wrote on Facebook. He said that the attack on the cargo database was carried out as a diversionary tactic. ”Reliable sources in law...

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International
    Dec15

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International

    The Crimean Tatar community has been subjected to systematic persecution by the Russian authorities since the occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, said Amnesty International in a report tilted ”In the Dark: The Silencing of Dissent, ” which was published on December 15. In the report, Amnesty International looks...

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre
    Dec15

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre

    A rally was staged outside Russia`s embassy in Kyiv on Thursday over alleged war crimes against civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo that was captured on Tuesday by the regime forces backed by Russia, according to hromadske.tv. About a hundred protesters gathered on Povitroflotsky Avenue near the Russian embassy`s building, hromadske.tv said....

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials
    Dec15

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials

    U.S. intelligence officials now believe with ”a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence...

    OSCE: Donetsk Airport, Avdiyivka, Yasynuvata triangle of most ceasefire violations
    Dec15

    OSCE: Donetsk Airport, Avdiyivka, Yasynuvata triangle of most ceasefire violations

    Approximately 50% of all ceasefire violations are reported in the triangle formed by Donetsk Airport, Avdiyivka and Yasynuvata, Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has told a press conference in the occupied Donetsk Wednesday, Dec 14. ”The OSCE is aware that the situation at the contact...

    EU to extend Russian sanctions, ready for deal-oriented relations with U.S. – Mogherini
    Dec15

    EU to extend Russian sanctions, ready for deal-oriented relations with U.S. – Mogherini

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini says the EU is prepared for a ”more deal-oriented relationship” with the United States after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, but EU sanctions against Russia will be linked to peace implementation in eastern Ukraine, according to...

    Hopes rise for Aleppo evacuation – BBC
    Dec15

    Hopes rise for Aleppo evacuation – BBC

    Hopes have risen that a planned evacuation of rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo will now begin soon, after an earlier deal collapsed, according to the BBC. Rebel sources said a new truce had been in effect from 03:00 GMT and evacuations would take place early on Thursday, the BBC wrote. Sources from the Syrian military, the...

    U.S. may target Russian weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra
    Dec15

    U.S. may target Russian weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra

    The head of U.S. forces fighting Islamic State said on Wednesday the United States may target weapons seized by the group when it captured the Syrian city of Palmyra, adding the equipment posed a danger to the U.S.-led coalition in the region, according to Reuters. Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told a Pentagon video briefing that the...

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